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"TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick" by Suzanne Somers

'TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick' by Suzanne Somers

“It’s as if we are all on a big, chemical drunk, and the hangover is a killer.”—Suzanne Somers, in TOX-SICKPioneering health and wellness advocate, Suzanne Somers, delivers a powerful answer in this expose on the immediate and long-term dangers of living in a world that has become increasingly toxic to our health. The build-up of toxins in our bodies can lead to myriad health concerns — including weight gain, food allergies ...

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"The Road to Character" by David Brooks

'The Road to Character' by David  Brooks

“I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.”—David Brooks   With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and origina ...

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"Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson

'Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania' by Erik Larson

#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, ...

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"Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security" by Laurence J. Kotlikoff

'Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security' by Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can't get anywhere else.Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits? You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain ...

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"Girl in a Band" by Kim Gordon

'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

For many, Kim Gordon, vocalist, bassist and founding member of Sonic Youth, has always been the epitome of cool.Sonic Youth is one of the most influential and successful bands to emerge from the post-punk New York scene, and their legacy continues to loom large over the landscape of indie rock and American pop culture. Almost as celebrated as the band's defiantly dissonant sound was the marriage between Gordon and her husband, fellow Soni ...

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"The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing" by Marie Kondo

'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing' by Marie Kondo

This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo ...

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"In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette" by Hampton Sides

'In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette' by Hampton Sides

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded AgeIn the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Pete ...

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"Free+Style: Maximize Sport and Life Performance with Four Basic Movements" by Carl Paoli

'Free Style: Maximize Sport and Life Performance with Four Basic Movements' by Carl Paoli

Everyone cares about physical performance and the fitness industry offers an infinite number of solutions to improve it. But who has the best solution and how do we know if and how it will work for us?After over 15 years of training as an elite gymnast and over a decade of coaching, Coach Carl Paoli offers a fresh philosophy on training by connecting movement styles to fit your specific purpose, while also giving you a simple framework fo ...

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"Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas" by Edward Klein

'Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas' by Edward Klein

#1 New York Times BestsellerIn this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door me ...

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"Alive!" by Reader's Digest Association

'Alive!' by Reader's Digest Association

★★★★ Have you ever wondered what it feels like to survive a tornado, flood or shark attack? ALIVE is a compilation of first-person articles previously published in the READER'S DIGEST magazine that describe such events. Twenty-two people share their memorable experiences with airplane crashes, cougar attacks, avalanches, firestorms and so on. It makes for gripping but not graphic reading. All the stories have an inspirational message. ...

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"Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl" by Jase Robertson

'Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl' by Jase Robertson

The closer we look at the Robertson family, the more we discover the substance and authenticity below the surface of these well-known TV characters. In this enlightening book, Jase Robertson gives us a deep look behind his funnyman exterior. In addition to stories of life in the Robertson family and epic tales of hunting of all kinds, readers will get an inside look at Jase’s personal faith in the Creator of the outdoors he so dearly lo ...

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"The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the Garden, Store the Harvest, House Your Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture" by Spike Carlsen

'The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the Garden, Store the Harvest, House Your Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture' by Spike Carlsen

★★★★★ This book was great! It had a lot of useful tips and building projects that have been added to my must do list. It had a simple, easy-to-read layout and list of materials. The book also contains step-by-step directions with diagrams so the projects are clear and easy to follow. A great book for anyone interested in do-it-yourself projects, homesteading, or sustainable living no matter what your skill level. ...

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"The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health" by Travis Stork

'The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health' by Travis Stork

The Doctor's Diet is the cure to unhealthy eating — an American epidemic with a death toll higher than that of car accidents, drug abuse, smoking, and gun violence combined. Dr. Stork is genuinely concerned about what he considers to be a true crisis.  He has created a flexible and workable diet plan that will help readers lose weight, restore health, prevent disease and ultimately add years to their lives. In the book, Dr. Stork expl ...

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"Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings" by Michelle Knight

'Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings' by Michelle Knight

Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.    Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fight ...

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"My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind" by Scott Stossel

'My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind' by Scott Stossel

A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author’s struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition   As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that i ...

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"Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully" by James J. Cramer

'Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully' by James J. Cramer

Tired of phony promises about getting rich quickly, promises that lead to reckless decisions (the stepping stones to the poor house)? How about trying something different? How about going for lasting wealth—and doing it the cautious way? In Get Rich Carefully, Jim Cramer uses his thirty-five years of experience as a Wall Street veteran and host of CNBC’s Mad Money to create a guide to high-yield, low-risk investing. In our r ...

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"The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Food in Harmony with Nature" by Tammi Hartung

'The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Food in Harmony with Nature' by Tammi Hartung

This one-of-a-kind book shows you how to create a peaceful co-existence between your vegetable garden and the wildlife who consider it part of their habitat. By understanding and working with the surrounding environment instead of continually fighting it you ll reap a larger harvest with much less stress and effort. Tammi Hartungexplains how to start with a hardy and healthy garden, create beneficial relationships through smart planting, attract ...

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"The Storytime Handbook: A Full Year of Themed Programs, with Crafts and Snacks" by Nina Schatzkamer Miller

'The Storytime Handbook: A Full Year of Themed Programs, with Crafts and Snacks' by Nina Schatzkamer Miller

Fresh, fun ideas for children's storytime fill this book. The author is a long-time storytime facilitator and has put together 52 weekly themes plus additional holidays, all with detailed instructions for talking about the theme and choosing the books, crafts, songs, poems, games and snacks. Each storytime idea is illustrated with photographs of the craft and snack for easy reference. Libraries, bookstores, preschools and parents alike can use th ...

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"Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act" by Dwain Schenck

'Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act' by Dwain Schenck

Welcome to the new world of job insecurity. Layoff. If you haven't experienced one, you know someone who has. Dwain Schenck speaks with authority; not only has he seen energetic, talented, and accomplished friends undergo the stress of job loss, but he, too, has felt the sting of being "let go."Reset is the uncompromising portrait of Schenck's journey: a successful journalist and comm ...

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"The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More and Exercise Less with the Smarter Science of Slim" by Jonathan Bailor

'The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More and Exercise Less with the Smarter Science of Slim' by Jonathan Bailor

Jonathan Bailor's The Calorie Myth is a revolutionary diet book that explains how cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to weight loss, offering evidence that calories do not matter.Bailor shows that the key to long-term weight-loss is not the number of calories consumed but rather what kinds of calories. Some foods are used to repair tissue, boost brain power, and fuel our metabolism--while others are stored as fat ...

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"Physicians' Desk Reference 2014" by Physicians Desk Reference

'Physicians' Desk Reference 2014' by Physicians Desk Reference

Physicians' Desk Reference has been the authoritative source on prescription drugs for 68 years. Found in virtually every physician's office, pharmacy, clinic, and library, no medical reference is more current, more recognized, or more respected. Now in its 68th edition, PDR contains full, FDA-approved drug label information, including warnings and precautions, drug interactions, and hundreds of full-color pill images. Every label in the ...

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"Super Shred: 4 Weeks 20 Pounds Lose It Fast!" by Ian K. Smith

'Super Shred: 4 Weeks 20 Pounds Lose It Fast!' by Ian K. Smith

The diet that works faster and forever!SUPER SHRED Using the same principles—meal spacing, snacking, meal replacement and diet confusion—that made his SHRED a major #1 bestseller—Dr. Ian has developed what dieters told him they needed: a quick-acting plan that is safe and easy to follow at home, at work, or on the road.SUPER SHREDIt’s a program with four week-long cycles:--Foundation, when you’ll eat four meals and t ...

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"American Heart Association The Go Red For Women Cookbook: Cook Your Way to a Heart-Healthy Weight and Good Nutrition" by American Heart Association

'American Heart Association The Go Red For Women Cookbook: Cook Your Way to a Heart-Healthy Weight and Good Nutrition' by American Heart Association

A HEALTH COOKBOOK FOR WOMEN BY WOMENThe American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women social initiative has inspired hundreds of thousands of women to eat nutritiously, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight. Now the iconic "red dress" can be your kitchen companion all year long, with 200 recipes to help you take charge of your health.  By cooking wholesome meals at home, you ca ...

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"Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money" by Alexa Von Tobel

'Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money' by Alexa Von Tobel

Finally, a financial plan that lets you be YOU, only richer. It’s time to throw away all your old notions of what financial advice should look like. Because if you’re looking for a book to put you on an austerity savings plan that has you giving up vacations and lattes, you’re out of luck.  But if you’re looking to get your finances in rock-hard shape  - in less time than it takes to finish a workout – then Alexa von ...

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"7 Years Younger The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet: Lose 20 Pounds" by Editors of Good Housekeeping

'7 Years Younger The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet: Lose 20 Pounds' by Editors of Good Housekeeping

Get slimmer and younger in just 7 short weeks! Banish the wrinkles and the fat with this delicious and - yes! - proven-to-work big time weight loss plan for men and women. It's built on the foods science shows deliver cutting-edge anti-aging benefits. Adopt this easy-to-follow 7-week plan and you'll have a leaner body as well as better cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and a healthier heart. Another big anti-aging ...

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